New Survey shows 17% Americans sells their Used
November 29th, 2005
Google Base Beta
A survey conducted by The Pew
Internet and American Life Project discovered that 17% of Americans
have sold something online. That is about one in six American
adults that have sold online. At any given time there are 25
million people or 2% are selling something online.
Ebay and online classified ads
have become a way of life for many people. It has brought the yard
sale to a new level when people can bring their used items for the
world to buy. Everything from used children's clothes, to used books and DVD
movies. If you canít use it why not sell it online?
Ebay is one of the more known
auction sites, but there is also Yahoo Auctions, Overstock Auctions
and Ubid. There is also traditional classified papers online as well, such as The Recycler, The Penny Saver.
There are a
lot of ways to sell your used stuff online.
You can post an ad on Yahoo's classified ad section. The bigger online
classified ad sites are Craigslist, BargainTraderOnline.com, and
ForRent.com. Craiglist is the most popular of these, with over 8
million visitors in the month of September alone. There are many other
classified ad sites. Look for the sites with free listing
offers. However if they cost money you should consider the more
popular sites like Ebay as you will likely have better results.
Ebay still reigns as the online
selling "King" with 459 million listings. In just the 3rd
quarter eBay collected $1.1 billion from the sales on their site.
Ebay takes about 10
percent of the total sales. The site generated 11 billion
dollars in sales for their sellers in this quarter.
Checkout the beta version of
base.google.com. Google has started to dabble in the online
classified ad business; they will let you post your item for free at this
You can also check with your
local newspaper to see if they have an online classified ads as well
as the print version. It still might pay to go local as you canít
always justify the shipping cost of the item you are selling.
Even though garage sales won't get you top dollar, you will
get rid of the stuff in one weekend. Make sure what you are
selling online is worth the time for the money you will get for it.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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